Former NASCAR driver McClure arrested on assault charge

2/12/2018 6:55:49 PM EST

Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure was arrested in Virginia on Sunday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery in a domestic incident.

McClure, 39, was released on an unsecured bond of $2,500, according to the clerk's office of the Smyth County (Virginia) Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

He was arrested at his home by Smyth County deputies following an altercation with his wife, according to an affidavit obtained by ESPN. He is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 21.

McClure made 288 career starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2003 to 2016. His career-best finish was eighth in the 2013 season-opening Xfinity race at Daytona. He made three career starts in NASCAR's Cup Series.

McClure currently co-owns a race team that competes in NASCAR's regional series. Because his team hasn't raced this year, McClure does not have a 2018 NASCAR owner's license and therefore is not subject to any NASCAR discipline, according to ESPN.

--Field Level Media